World Aquatics Championships: Adam Peaty wins 100m breaststroke gold

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Adam Peaty wins 100m breaststroke gold at World Swimming Championships
2019 World Aquatics Championships
Dates:12-28 JulyVenue:Gwangju, South Korea
Coverage:Highlights on BBC Two, updates on BBC R5L Sports Extra, and experiences on the BBC Sport online page material and app.

Immense Britain’s Adam Peaty has obtained the 100m breaststroke at the World Championships in South Korea – his third successive gold in the tournament.

The 24-one year-frail clocked 57.14 seconds to very with out difficulty beat compatriot James Wilby, with China’s Yan Zibei in third.

Peaty is unbeaten in five years over the gap in important competitions, and might perchance perchance additionally fair compete in the 50m on Tuesday.

The semi-final seen himdamage his absorb world file, turning into the most most valuable man to swim the tournament in below 57 seconds.

He aimed to beat Sunday’s file-breaking time, however stated he used to be restful “over the moon” with 57.14.

“I needed to be a larger version of myself. Unfortunately I made a itsy-bitsy little mistake on that first length, attempting to force the rate a bit too phenomenal,” he stated.

“Nonetheless the most spirited lesson is I’m restful finding out. Or now not it’s miles now not like I’ve gone 56 and by no methodology want to learn all as soon as more.

“I’m continuously finding out, continuously attempting to beef up and that is the reason the most spirited ingredient we are capable of absorb going into the Olympics next one year.”

The Briton has scream the 15 simplest occasions in the 100m breaststroke, and has develop into the most most valuable male swimmer to complete a trio of world titles in the tournament.

Peaty beforehand shared the file of two 100m world titles with American Brendan Hansen and Hungary’s Norbert Rozsa.

Monday’s performance methodology he has additionally develop into the most most valuable man to take care of 5 world championship medals in breaststroke occasions.

He now not too long ago revealedhe practises “active meditation” to benefit his mental health after suffering a dip following his gold-medal winning performance in the 100m breaststroke at Rio 2016 and has since backed mental health campaigns.

Wilby, who licensed in third put of abode in the good thing about Zibei, achieved his first world medal, clocking 58.46.

Peaty broke his first 100m world file in 2015 at the British Championships, at the side of his time of 57.92, making him the most most valuable man to swim the gap in below 58 seconds.

In assorted locations, Britain’s Luke Greenbank knocked two-tenths of a 2nd off his private simplest with a 53.75 swim in the 100m backstroke semi-final.

Molly Renshaw additionally smashed her private simplest for the 2nd time on Monday with a time of 1.06.73 effort to qualify for the females’s 100m breaststroke final.

Duncan Scott is into the 200m freestyle final on Tuesday, however compatriot James Guy neglected out on a put of abode in the same tournament.

Britain’s Ben Proud did now not defend his world title, finishing seventh in the 50m butterfly final.

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor done seventh in the females’s 200m individual medley – which used to be obtained by Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu – and Georgia Davies neglected out on a put of abode in the females’s 100m backstroke final after a 12th-put of abode enact in the semi-final.

Meanwhile, Australian swimmer Mack Horton publiclyreignited his feudwith Chinese rival Solar Yang, years after accusing him of being a “drug cheat”.

Solar pipped Olympic champion Horton to relate gold in the 400m freestyle on Sunday.

Horton later refused to half the medal podium with Solar – who has faced new claims of violating doping protocols.


BBC Radio 5 live swimming pundit Karen Pickering

Potentialities are you’ll perchance perchance perchance presumably additionally’t look for where or why he’ll leisurely down. From where he obtained his first world title as a teen, physically he might perchance perchance absorb changed so phenomenal and he has no doubt got larger.

Potentialities are you’ll perchance perchance perchance presumably additionally’t get phenomenal larger or phenomenal stronger however the skills that he has and how he can swim his races: you search and mediate ‘if I’m capable of correct tweak a bit bit there’ – he used to be out a itsy-bitsy bit faster and paid for it in the closing stages – you is inclined to be correct tweaking these little bits and you watched that these barriers are there to be broken every time by making itsy-bitsy little margins of distinction.

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